how to pronounce spec


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spec is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of spec in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… 3 spec sheet as the two cars are nearly …”

meanings of spec


  1. Abbreviation of specifier.
  2. Clipping of specialization.
  3. A special place (for hiding or viewing).
  4. Initialism of Species of European Conservation Concern.
  5. Clipping of special.
  6. Clipping of specifier.
  7. Clipping of specialist.
  8. Clipping of speculation.
  9. A spectacular mark (catch) in Australian rules football.
  10. Clipping of specification.
  11. A species designated as of conservation concern according to this classification scheme.


  1. To specify, especially in a formal specification document.

spec frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word spec occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics spec can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that spec can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to spec


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